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Cass County Schools Are All Ready for Beginning of New School
Term Hundred and Thirty New Pupils For the High Schools
A Few Schools to Begin a Week Later.
Frc-m Friday's Daily.
Monday morning about 5,000
(Jaws county children will go trip
ping off to school to start on one
more lap in the educational jour
ney. The schools in IMattsmouth
and in most of the county will
open Monday. A few schools will
not begin till a week later because
of the state fair.
Teaching these 5,000 young
people will be about 165 teachers, go to the schools, and after re
of whom all but about 14 are! reiving instructions and lessons,
women. Cass county is undoutit
edly not frightened at the "de
feminization" of the race, a cry
that some of the educational j
alarmists have raised because of
the great preponderence of worn-j
en teachers in the country at
Mrs. Laura Redman Also Denies
the Charges Gering Says
' There Is a Plot.
From Friday's Lialiy.
The following from the Omaha
Daily News is the reply of Henry
Gering, the former IMattsmouth
man, to the charges made in the
$25,000 suit brought against him:
"Itlackmail, common black
mail." is what Henry Gering,
president of the Omaha Ad club,
characterizes the alienation suit
for $25,000 tiled against him in
district court Wednesday aftcr-
noon by Henjamin Redman, a
I'nion' Pacific brakeman and a
grandson of Uncle Joe Redman,
prominent Douglas county
Gering is bitter in denouncing'
I he suit. "They are merely after
money," he says, "and when the
rase cnni ps to trial, and I shall
rush it immediately if possible,' I
will show this. I have been called
tip many times and asked if I
would settle this suit, and I con
sulted Mr. Redman's attorneys in
their ofllre regarding a settlement.
They said I could settle for a lit
tle money, but I refused.
"My whole life has been open
fo inspection, and I defy anyone
to find any proof that I have ever
been mixed up in anything like
Answering the statement of the
plaintiff that he has a note,
couched in endearing terms,
which was sent to Mrs. Redman
from the Merchants hotel on July
5, 1908, by Gering and to which
she sent an answer that was in
tercepted, Gpring pxclaimpd: "I
will give ?I0,000 to you or any
body pise who can show me a note
written to any woman on a sub
ject like that and in those terms."
Boards at Mrs. Redman's House.
Gering is living at the rooming
house now being conducted by
Mrs. Redman, at 518 South
Twenty-sixth avenue. According
to Mrs. Redman, who is prostrated
by the suit, they have been tartly
engaged for some time.
"We have been keeping com
pany for a year and half," said
Mrs. Redman this morning.
"Is there an engagement?" she
was asked.
"Well, I will not say that for
publication, you know, but I will
say that neither Mr. Gering nor
myself has gone about with any
body else for over a year."
Mrs. Redman claims that her
husband beat her and mistreated
her during their married life. She
also claims that since her divorce
from him he has paid her prar-
ticnllv no alimony and has not
called to see his child, a 5 -year-I
old daughter.
"I am ashamed that he everj
was my husband," she said. "f
remember the letter incident.!
That letter which his mother s ivs !
she intercepted was I roimhl to me
a dav after I had a quarrel with
her. I did riot write the answer
and I did not see (tie letter alleged
to have been written by Gering,
About t;S0 pupils in the county
will make their tirsl acquaintance
with. High school next Monday.
There are only four High schools
in the county it 1 1 the regular
four-year course, those at Plalts
iit Mil h, Elmwood. Louisville and
Weeping Water. The other towns
have three-year courses.
In IMattsmouth the pupils will
which will take but a short time,
they will be dismissed because of
Labor day. Regular class work
will begin Tuesday morning,
The out-of-town teachers in
the schools here will all arrive by
early Monday morning.
milil both were brought to me."
( lering also inl imales I hat then
is another motive behind the suit
and calls attention to the fact that
it is being brought right at the
crisis of the commission form of
government fight, in which he, as
president of the Ad club, is a
prime mover.
Mr. fiering said at the Ad club
meeting yesterday that he had no
intention of resigning the presi
dency of the club because of the
suit Hied Wednesday. He was
loudly applauded.
Ardent Notes to Figure.
Mrs. George Redman, mother of
Denjamin Redman, the complain
ing witness, tells this story of the
two not ps, on which the plaint iff
demands -25,0O0.
On July 5, 1908, Mrs. George
Redman says a messenger boy
brought her a note from 1he Mer
chants hotel in a blank envelope,
which he said was for her. She
opened it and reading its con
tents, immediately realized that it.
belonged to her daughter-in-law.
The letter, signed II. G., read:
My Darling Sweetheart.
Can you meet nie at. 10 a. m.,
or 1 p. m., in the usual
Mrs. Redman, the mother, im
mediately telephoned for two de
tectives, who told her to get a
private, detective. This she did,
sending him with the note to her
son's house and getting the fol
lowing answer from her daugh
ter-in-law, she says, which she
My Darling Henry: I have
been sick, dear, and can't
see you. That's the reason
I haven't written. With
love, Henry, dear. Write me
a letter soon. Laura.
Telephone me over t tit in
dependent as soon as you
This answer Mrs. Redman gave
to her son, she claims, that night.
When he taxed his wife with
her unfaithfulness, Mrs. Redman
says her daughter-in-law tossed
her head and said: "W.ell, what
of it, he has money and what
have you got ?"
Following this, Mrs. Redman
went to Plattsmouth, where Matt
Gering, brother of the defendant
in the present action, secured her
a divorce on the charge of non
support. The Redmans claim the
divorce was granted by aurcc
ment. Following her divorce, Mrs.
Redman was for a long time em
ployed as store detective at Mran
(b'is store.
The Band Concert.
From Friday's Dully.
The liiirlinglon baud put on a
popular concert at Third and
Main streets last niahl. the num
bers selected being mostly of the
light opera order. A u'ood crowd
heard the music. The niuhl, was
pleasant and many were out on
the streets.
Ir. and Mr-. Miles Coyle. who
' been v i-il in 2 I If. Roy I lodk'l!
Omaha, returned here todav.
when- they are visiting Mrs.
George Dodge. T
frmii Pennsv Ivania
Covles are
Let the Commercial Club Get
Busy and Secure the Bridge
for Plattsmouth.
Tin1 (ilenwood Tribune of Aug
u-l ;i!sl contains the following
"A iiiiim' is in progress looking
to the erection of a toll bridge
across the Missouri river at a
point some two or three miles
south of the line between Mills
end I'ottovvaltamie counties and
ii i)i mi i opposite uie lown 01 neue
ue, in .Nebraska. A petition is
being circulated asking congress
for a charter permitting the erec
tion of such a bridge, ami it al
ready has a large number of sign
ers. Samuel Allis, formerly of
St. Mary, now of Omaha, is
circulating the petition in Mills
county. Such a bridge would be
a convenience for people driving
from any point in Mills county to
Omaha, but its chief value would
lie in the short cut for stock to
South Omaha. It would be much
shorter than the present route up
through Council Muffs and back
through Omaha, and much stock
would be driven that is now ship
ped by rail."
This is a proposition that needs
the direct attention of the Com
mercial club of this city. It will
tie just as easy io imilit such a
structure across the Missouri at
Plallsnioulh as it will be to cross
at Hellevue. With the construc
tion of the Platte river bridge,
which will be built and in run
ning order before cold weather,
and the construction of a bridge
across the Missouri rivpr at this
point would give the people of
Iowa a more direct, route to South
Omaha and Omaha than the route
at Hellevue. Hy a route through
Plattsmouth, stock could be
driven to South Omaha without
going through Omaha, just the
same as the, other way. Let us
get busy and work for this
proposition and show the
feasubility of" the 'ouie through
Plattsmouth. It is now up to the
Commercial club to gel busy, also.
Entertains Friends.
From Friday's Pally.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Henry
Sieinhaiier very pleasantly enter
tained a few friends at her home,
in honor of Miss Klla Anderson,
who is employed in Lincoln and
wno is spcmimg tier vacation in
this city with her parents. The
afternoon was spent in social con
versation and music, both in
strumental and vocal, Mr. Kverett
Ward and Miss Gladys Stelnhauer
contributing a number of in
strumental selections, while Miss
Agnes Ward furnished some vocul
solos. At the hour of i o'clock
the guests were all invited lo the
dining room, where they par
ticipated in a delicious t o'clock
supper, which made the occasion
a very enjoyable affair. Those
who enjoyed this occasion were:
Mesdnmes A. I'eislrup, C. Ryd
berg, Joseph Hadraba and daugh
ters, Jllanche and Helen; A.
Anderson and daughter,. Miss
Ella: A. Nilson and son, Lloyd; A.
Rhode, Robert Ward and daugh
ter, Agnes, and son, Kverett; J.
Halslrom and daughter, Alpha,
and C. Holmberg.
Fine Oats and Wheat.
From Friday's Dally.
W. K. Rosencrans has returned
from the San Luis valley with
John KafTenberger, William
Rummel and C. F. Vallery nf
Plaltsmonlh and John nramblelt
of Cnion. These men have only
the most enthusiastic praise for
I he valley ami for the Costilla
estate, which has just been open
ed for sale to the public. They
hrouglrt back with them samples
of the wheat and oats from this
years' crops. The oats shown by
Mr. Itosencrans is over six feet
hi'-'h ami is as line as anything
the writer ha ever seen. The
wheat was ;itso of mi exception
ally tine variety.
Addition to Store Building.
From Frldnv'n t.nliv.
L. It. l'':ei,herver, jr., v , I,;,,
been cintlicl in'.: the business of
hi- fat tier's store for a few weeks,
is getting in line for improve
ments to the store room, He is
adding a new ware room In the
rear of their store, makinir a
i forty-foot extension lo the alley.
i L. G. Larson is doing the work.
Another Old Settler Dies.
Frm Friday's Pally.
I nele Toin Slagle, residing for
so many veais in thi county and
known b most cvervbody in this
section of the coiintv, passed
away at his home in West Rock
liluil's precinct last evening about
8 o'clock. The funeral will be
held tomorrow . Salurdavl at 2
('clock at the l.ewisioii church,
and burial will be made at tin'
l.ewisioii cemetery. I ncle Tom
has been sick for sonic time, and
was past St yea"" of au'e. We
will give an obit urary notice
A Good Story Is Told on Con
stable R. D. ft"cNurling of
Weeping Water.
From Friday's Pally.
Constable R. I). McNurliu of
Weeping Water was here today on
olliical business and returned to
his home on the 10 o'clock M. P.
(,, j,,
"I lick," as he is familiarly call
ed, has beiMi constable at Weeping
Water for more than a quarter of
a century and is among the best
ollicers in the stale. A good story
on Constable Dick has been told
and retold for nearly as long a8
Mr. McNurliu has held the office
of constable. It happened about
the time he was first elected con
stable and during I he time W. C.
Showaller was clerk of the dis
trict court.
As the story goes, a subpoena
for a certain witness, duces
tecum, was sent to Constable Mc
Nurliu for service. Now, Dick at
that time was inexperienced as an
ollleer of the law, was no lawyer
and had never studied the Latin
language. He reasoned thai
Duces Tecum must be some wit
ness who was wanted to testify in
court. So Dick started out and
soon found the man whose name
was mentioned in the subpoena,
but he' failed to (lnd Duces Tecum.
He searched a large portion of
Cass county in vain for Mr., Mrs.
or Miss Duces Tecum, the sex
ology of whom he was not advised.
Hut a search covering ISO miles
over Cass county failed to dis
close the whereabouts of Duces
Tecum, and Constable McNurliu
was forced to make his return as
follows: "Duces Tecum not
found in Cass county. Fees: Mile
age, $7."
This particular case hung for
some time in district court, but
was finally settled and all cosls
paid. One day while Constable
McNurliu was in Clerk Shovvalter's
office the latter remarked to the
former: "Say, Dick, I have some
fees for you; $7 mileage for
searching for Duces Tecum,'' and
at that time Dick receipted for
these fees.
Progresslveness Increases.
Still the spirit of progrcssivc
ness seems to increase over the
city of Plattsmouth, and most all
of our citizens are manifesting a
portion of the progressive pride
in the appearance of their busi
ness houses, both outside and in.
The latest on the list to invest a
portion of their summer's profits
in paint and fixtures for their
store is Lorenz Hrothers, the
meat and grocery firm on North
Sixth street. They are adding a
new coat of paint to the front ol
their building and also the in
terior ix being treated to a com
plele new coal of paint. Frank
Gobelman is doing the work, and
(he finishing touches will consist,
of a complete new line of lettering
upon their front windows. Let
the good work go on.
A Correction.
report of the one-ac
farce given as the second part of
the program at the entertainment
Wednesday niuhl at the Paruiele
theater the Journal staled that
Miss Marie Robertson look the
part of the Irish maid. Miss
Robertson look the pari of Mrs.
Hiram Green, while the maid was
played by Miss Marie Douglass.
The part of the old maid was
played by Miss Marie Donnelly
and not Miss Marie Douglass. Of
the six girls in the show three
were named Marie, so no wonder
there was a inixup.
Returns From Iowa Fair.
From Friday's Pally.
Julius Pit returned home ves
terduv afternoon from Des
Monies. Iowa, where he lias been
attending the
for the
a short
past wee
visit to
slate far
lime Mr.
teres! ed
ami on I
new mal
e a
Ames, Iowa, where the
i is located. For some
Pit has 1 n greatly in-
in the sheep industry.
Iiis trip he purchased a
' animal of the famous
Shropshire breed, which will be
added to his herd. Julius has been
ipiile successful as a sheep grow
er, too. We are informed that
he weighed a lamb a few days ago
that was 100 days old and weighed
100 pounds. This looks like
pretty rapid growth.
Henry Wagner Passed a Forged
Check for $20 on Dave Amick
at the Riley Bar.
From Friday's Pally.
A warrant charging forgery is
out for Fred Wagner, formerly
employed by C, L. Ilerger, the
baker, for forging a check of $20
and passing same on Have Amick,
a bartender at the Riley bar.
Wagner hail been dropping into
the It ley saloon regularly to get
a drink, and sort of got up an
acquaintance with the saloon
men. Last night just before 8
o'clock he presented a check on
the First National bank, made out
to himself, with the name of C. L.
Ilerger as the signature. It was
for $20. As Wagner worked for
Mr. Ilerger, Amick did not (idea
tion the genuineness of the check
and gave Wagner the change.
This morning it was discovered
that the check was a forgery, and
the fact was reported to the coun
ty attorney and sheriff, but Wag
ner had left town and the ollicers
are now looking for him.
The check was a sorry-looking
affair, and appears lobe the work
of a man whose hand was pretty
unsteady. ll was considerably
blotted with ink and had no date.
Forgery is a pretty serious
offense in this slate, being
punishable with a term of from
one to seven years in the peni-
Almost Two Hundred Took Part
in Family Gathering at the
Anderson Davis Place.
From Friday's Dully.
The Wiles' family reunion,
which was held yesterday at the
Anderson Davis place, prcrved a
great success, a total of 191 rela
tives being present. The day was
spent in visiting and renewing
acquaintances. This annual re
union has become quite a big
thing in the county and people
come from many places to he
present. The descendants of
Thomas Wiles make up the re
union. Three sisters and one
brother of the original family
were present.
The oldest relative at the re
union was Frankie Thomas, who
is 91 years old. The youngest was
an infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Wiles, 7 months old.
Last year there were 185 rela
tives present. There was only one
death in the entire family during
the year, and live births. The
tribe is increasing at, a good rate.
The dinner was served on three
specially constructed tables out of
Wedding at Eagle.
A special from Kagle, under
dale of August .'II, contains the
following announcement of the
marriage of a most, worthy young
couple of that village:
"Miss Cassie Cooper, daughler
of C. C. Cooper and wife, and
F.liuer II. Adams, son of Mrs.
Henry Simke, were married last
evi'iiiuir at 8 o'clock at the home
j of tin
I their
bride's parents in Ibis vil
The young couple will make
home on a farm two and
one-half miles east of this vil
la ire."
The Journal extends congratu
lations and wishes the young peo
ple all the happiness and pros
perity that can
store for them.
possibly be in
Gerald Kl. Drew, Attorney, of
Omaha, Goes to South Dakota
to Make His Home.
The following appeared ;n the
W in lil-Herald of a recent, date:
"Attorney Gerald M, Drew of
this cily has tiled ou a claim of
loo acres of land just two miles
Uioilll ol Isaliel, llewev county.
South Dakota, and prior to Octo
ber 1 will move onto his (Maim
and take up the practice of law
at Isabel. He must reside on his
claim for fourteen months and
pay the government $2.rn an acre
for it.
"Mr. Drew has great confidence,
in the future of this country, and
believes it a splendid opportunity
for young people to secure prac
tically free land. He is a Ne
braska!) by birth, a graduate of
the University of Nebraska law
department, and for a number of
years has been associated in the
practice' of law in this city with
Slate Senator Richard S. Horton.
lie is a Knight Templar, a Shrill
er, a democrat in politics and a
great admirer of W. ,1. Mryan.
His mother goes with him into his
new home to keep house for him."
Mr. Drew is a Plait smooth boy,
and spent his boyhood days here,
where he has a number of rela
tives and a host of friends, who
have watched with considerable
interest bis advancement. lie
was one of the brightest young
attorneys in Omaha, and in his
removal the Nebraska metropolis
loses one of its best citizens. His
many friends at. the home of his
youth wish him prosperity in his
new home.
Mrs. Garwood, Widow of Major C.
B. Garwood, Passes Away
Thursday, August 31.
Mis. Frances Maker Garw I,
mother of Mrs. L. A. Moore and
widow of Major C. M. Garwood,
died al the home of her daughter
in this cily Thursday, August ;tl,
1 11 1 1 , at 2:20 p. in. The cause of
death being cerebral hciuorragc,
of which she was attacked Friday
night and never spoke afterward,
all hough every ell'orl by eminent
physicians was made lo revive
The deceased was born in Wil
liamsporl, Tenn., August 28, 183i.
Moved to Texas in I8.'0, and was
left a widow at the age of 10. Af
ter a few years she was married
to Calvin M. Garwood of Olive,
Texas, and af the lime professor
of mathematics in the Texas Mili
tary academy. Mrs. Garwood un
derwent strenuous limes during
the civil war, and has lived an
eventful life. The loss of her
youngest daughter, Mrs. Paul
Page, at Maslrop, Texas, last
April, was a ureal shock to her,
from which she never recovered.
She leaves lo mourn her loss three
sons and one daughter, namely:
Robert Fuller of San Antonio, the
son of her tirsl union: Dr. v.
Garwood of New Mraunllls, Judge
A. M. Garwood of Houston and
Mrs, L. A. Moore of this city.
No funeral services were con
ducted here, the remains being
taken to Hastrop, Texas, for in
terment. Mrs. Moore will accom
pany the remains to her former
home ami will be met by her
brothers at Fort Worth. Mr. Moore
accompanied Mrs Moore as far as
Kansas Cily. The remains were
taken over the Misouri Pacific, to
Kansas City. Mrs. Moore has the
sympathy of many friends in
Appointed Executor.
From Frldny's Dully.
Thomas M. ('.. Palloii of Klm
wood has been appointed admin
istrator of the estate of peter Van
Huren, the will having been al-.
lowed by the court. Attorney C.
Aldrige of Klmwood was hero
todav looking- after the case.
Apples Wanted.
Al Murray, Nebraska. ' All
varieties. Will pay highest mar
ket price in cash. My Munch &
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